• This first book explore uber-popular artist Yayoi Kusama's profound career-long engagement with nature as a bedrock of her hugely influential work. Yayoi Kusama's groundbreaking work has mesmerized audiences since her first exhibitions in New York in the 1960s. Known for working in a broad range of media--including painting, performance, sculpture, and installation--in recent decades she has risen to worldwide fame through the explosive popularity of her mesmerizing infinity mirror rooms and vibrant sculptural installations. Yet the critical importance of botanical imagery and the artist's interest in nature in Kusama's art has been under-represented in American exhibitions to date. Through examination of works from Kusama's adolescence to the present, this landmark exhibition at the New York Botanical Garden, and the accompanying catalogue, will trace the artist's recurring engagement with natural forms and her surrealist exploration of biomorphism, patterns of accumulation inspired by organic growth, and visions of the boundlessness of the living universe. Integrating horticulture and art ranging from the artist's early sketches to monumental, immersive works making their debut at NYBG, this exhibition will explore the profound impact of the natural world through new, critical perspectives on Kusama's philosophy of life.

  • Anglais Yoshitomo nara

    Yoshitake Mika

    • Prestel
    • 2 Avril 2020

    Cette monographie retrace l'ensemble de la carrière de l'artiste japonais célèbre pour ses créatures aux grands yeux inspirées à la fois de l'art ancien et du manga. On y redécouvre ses débuts avec des oeuvres souvent réalisées sur des restes de cartons et de vieilles enveloppes ainsi qu'une installation qui reproduit à l'identique son atelier. Pour ses oeuvres plus récentes, on découvre ses figurines de céramiques, ses sculptures monumentales en bronze, ainsi qu'une série de portraits qui fait suite au tremblement de terre de 2011 au Japon.

  • À Washington, le Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden consacre une exposition aux Infinity Mirrors, ces installations immersives que Yayoi Kusama commence à réaliser à partir de 1965. Ces environnements de miroirs où l'artiste appose ses motifs récurrents, comme les pois ou les citrouilles, donnent au visiteur une sensation d'espace infini.

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  • Anglais Parergon

    Yoshitake Mika

    • Skira
    • 24 Septembre 2020

    Parergon presents the work of over twenty-five visual artists including Kodai Nakahara, Tatsuo Miyajima, Kazumi Nakamura, Yukie Ishikawa, Tsuyoshi Ozawa and Yukinori Yanagi in an array of media spanning painting, sculpture, duration performance, noise, video and photography. The title makes reference to the gallery in Tokyo (Gallery Parergon, 1981-1987) that introduced many artists associated with the New Wave phenomenon. It pursues the creative significance of the years between the milestones of Mono-ha and the Neo-Pop generation now synonymous with Takashi Murakami and Yoshitomo Nara.

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